We believe fluoride to be a spectacular element of our primary prevention of cavities. Fluoride is a naturally occurring element, which has shown to prevent tooth decay by as much as 50-70%. We also understand that fluoride exposure can be individualized for each child.
Our professional use of fluoride is used with the fluoride varnish vehicle (an adherent film for slow release). Children may eat and drink immediately after application, but do not resume brushing and flossing habits until bedtime to gain maximum benefit. Children enjoy their “tooth vitamins” that Westerville Pediatric Dental uses.